Active Directory

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Top 8 Active Directory Performance Problems and How to Solve Them

Microsoft Active Directory is a key component of the IT infrastructure of any organization that uses Microsoft Windows servers or desktops. Active Directory is responsible for managing users, their accounts and their access to individual computers, shared drivers, printers, servers and more. From a user’s perspective, Active Directory’s single sign-on capability ensures that users do not have to remember and use different passwords for different types of accesses.

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How To Test & Monitor Azure AD Uptime & Performance

Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Azure AD or AAD) is a cloud service that provides administrators with the ability to manage end-user identities and access privileges. When you use Office 365, Microsoft Azure, or Intune you are indirectly interacting with AAD which they use to manage all of their identities, authentication and permissions.

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Monitoring Microsoft Active Directory with Stackdriver Logging

You may be familiar with Microsoft Active Directory as it is a mainstay in many business’s IT operations and is crucial to the security and functionality of your network. Active Directory was developed by Microsoft for their Windows Domain networks and was released back in 2000 along with Windows 2000. Active Directory has become an umbrella that contains their “directory-based identity-related services” and offers a range of capabilities.

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Extending Active Directory to GCP

For about 20 years now, Microsoft Active Directory has been the dominant directory service controlling user access to IT resources. IT administrators have probably all heard of someone complaining about lacking access to a desktop or server. But just a few years ago, that problem was much easier to solve than it is now. With changes in IT environments, managing Active Directory has gotten more challenging.

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EventSentry v4.0 – Introducing ADMonitor

Since Active Directory is the foundation of all Windows networks, monitoring Active Directory needs to be part of any comprehensive security strategy. Up to version 3.5, EventSentry utilized Windows auditing and the security event log to provide reports on: User Account Changes, Group Changes and Computer Account Changes.